Suppose you have a weekend left and you want to get away from it all. Then you can choose to take the boat to England. There are countless places that are worth a visit. One of those places is York in the north of England. With a three-day mini-cruise you stay on board the outward and return journey wherever you sleep. During the day you have time to discover the city of York
Stay on board
Like a mini cruise is booked, there are several options. For a few tens per person, it is already possible to sail along and visit the English city York. If you only opt for a place to sleep on board in a basic inside cabin, you can buy one quite cheaply weekend trip. If someone has more money to spend or wants to travel more comfortably, a more spacious cabin can be chosen, with or without a sea view. With a three-day mini-cruise you stay two nights on-board, namely on the outward and return journey. With a four-day or multi-day mini-cruise, you will stay in addition to the two nights on board during the outward and return journeys, as well as one or more nights in a hotel in the city.
Departure from Rotterdam Europoort
One departs from Europoort ferry boat from P&O to the port city Hull in England. At the end of the afternoon you can already board. In the course of the evening the boat leaves for a night at sea. The ferry arrives early in the morning in Hull where transfer buses to York will be ready. It is certainly an hour's drive from Hull. The nice thing about this tour is that you see typical English scenery passing by. The buses arrive in York during the morning.
Activities and facilities on board
You will spend an entire evening and night before the boat arrives in the port city of Hull on-board of the ferry boat. You don't have to get bored, because there are plenty of activities. On board you can eat in various restaurants including a buffet restaurant. The food can be booked separately, but is not mandatory. If the food is booked, you can choose only for breakfast or only dinner or both. However, this is not necessary in advance; all this can be arranged on board if it is decided at the last minute to eat on board. In addition to restaurants, there are cafes, lounges and bars where you can enjoy a drink and / or snack. There is entertainment on board. There is live music, there is a DJ playing. Movies can be seen in a cinema (you). There is a small casino on board and an arcade. You can even shop on board. Changing money is also no problem on board. In good weather and certainly in the summer, a visit to the outside deck is of course also worthwhile.
Arrival in England and discover York
In the morning the ferry arrives in the port city of Hull and there are buses waiting for the city York. Once arrived in York, everyone is free to explore the city themselves until it is time to collect again. York is a charming city with beautiful old buildings, alleys and plenty of sights. When you enter the city, you immediately see the old city wall. There is a big one cathedral on view, museums there are enough, walking through city parks. York is a great city to visit shop. There are authentic shops, but also the large modern chain stores can be found there. There are also numerous restaurants, pubs and tea houses. In rainy and / or cold weather there are enough places to eat something warm inside. Do you fancy a milkshake? Then visit one of the milkshake shops where you can choose from over 100 different flavors! There are also various markets to visit such as an organic market. York is a great city in terms of size to discover in this way. Not too gutter, but certainly not too small. Almost everything can be reached on foot.
Return trip by ferry boat
In case of a three days mini cruise At the end of the afternoon you go back to the meeting place where everyone must gather at a certain time. The bus brings everyone back to the boat in Hull. In the course of the evening the ferry boat on the return trip to Rotterdam. With a four-day or multi-day mini-cruise, you take your baggage on board and stay in a hotel in the city and then return the next day or later by bus to the boat for the return trip. The same facilities and activities are on board on the return journey as on the outward journey. The night is spent in a cabin on board. The next morning you will arrive early in Europoort. During a mini cruise there is plenty to see and do in three days!
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